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New UB Study Sheds Light on Perceptions of E-Cigs

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Daily users of e-cigarettes see them as about as satisfying or even more satisfying, and less harmful, than cigarettes, according to the results of a small study from the University at Buffalo.

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Opioid Crisis, alternative pain management, Pain Relief, Opioid Abuse Epidemic, heroin epidemic, Anesthesia, American Association Of Nurse Anesthetists

Anesthesia and Pain Management Expert Available for Interviews on Fighting Opioid Crisis

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Social Rejection, Social Connections, Alcohol Use, Close Relationships, strangers, Relationships, Smartphones

Social Rejection by Those Closest to You Can Lead to Subsequent Drinking

The need to belong and experience social connections is a fundamental human characteristic. Prior research has shown that social rejection is linked to increases in negative emotions, distress, and hostility. This study examined the impact of social rejection on alcohol use, and whether the impact differed when the social rejection was by close others, such as friends, spouses or family members, or by strangers or acquaintances.

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Opioid Addiction, opioid addiction treatment, Substance Abuse, substance abuse addiction, substance abuse disorders, Detoxification, Heroin Addiction, Buprenorphine, buprenorphine implants

New Treatment Delivery Methods of Medication for Opioid Addiction Show Promise

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Addiction medicine expert Petros Levounis says a maintenance treatment that combines medication with behavioral treatment and recovery support gives patients the best chance of sustainable recovery

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FSMB Workgroups Prepare for Future of Medical Regulation

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Dr. Chaudhry (FSMB President and CEO) sits down with Dr. Daniel Gifford, Immediate Past Chairman of the FSMB Board of Directors and Chair of the Workgroup on FSMB’s Model Policy on the Use of Opioid Analgesics in the Treatment of Chronic Pain. Drs. Chaudhry and Gifford discuss the work of FSMB's Workgroups as they prepare for the future of medical regulation and assisting state medical boards in their mission to protect the public.

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Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, Aggression, Anger, Alchohol Abuse

Aggression Disorder Linked to Greater Risk of Substance Abuse

People with intermittent explosive disorder (IED)—a condition marked by frequent physical or verbal outbursts—are at five times greater risk for abusing substances such as alcohol, tobacco and marijuana than those who don’t display frequent aggressive behavior, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Chicago.

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Addiction, opioid abuse, opioid addiction treatment, Opioid Abuse Epidemic, Cocaine Addiction, Alcohol Addiction

Dr. O'Brien, the Vice-Chair of Psychiatry at Penn Medicine, Is Available for Interviews on Drug Addiction and the Neurobiology of Relapse

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Many Patients Receive Prescription Opioids During Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

More than two in five people receiving buprenorphine, a drug commonly used to treat opioid addiction, are also given prescriptions for other opioid painkillers – and two-thirds are prescribed opioids after their treatment is complete, a new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study suggests.

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Addiction, Cocaine Abuse, Drug Abuse, Paternal

Penn Study Finds Sons of Cocaine-Using Fathers Have Profound Memory Impairments

Fathers who use cocaine at the time of conceiving a child may be putting their sons at risk of learning disabilities and memory loss. The findings of the animal study were published online in Molecular Psychiatry by a team of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Researchers Uncover Brain Circuitry Central to Reward-Seeking Behavior

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UNC scientists found that as mice learn to associate a particular sound with a rewarding sugary drink, one set of prefrontal neurons becomes more active and promotes reward-seeking behavior while other prefrontal neurons are silenced, and those neurons act like a brake on reward-seeking.







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